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Summary

  1. 'Remain vigilant' - Lincs Chief Constable on storm surge threat
  2. Man bailed by police over Chase Tate road death
  3. Storm surge risk 'passes' for morning high tide
  4. Attention now focused on evening high tide
  5. Eight dogs stolen from caravan site in Burgh Le Marsh

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Latest: High tides on Lincolnshire coast

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live

So thankfully the high tides have been and gone but here's a round up of what the situation's been like along the Lincolnshire coast this evening:

  • Cleethorpes high tide 1830 GMT slight overtopping of seafront and near Thorpe Park (Humberstone Fitties) but nothing major.
  • Mablethorpe high tide 1803 GMT waves measuring 10 foot high reported at Trusthorpe but sea defences stood firm.
  • Skegness high tide 1846 GMT nothing major to report as the sea defences did their job.
  • Boston high tide 1840 GMT the River Haven was high but didn't breach the defences and the water level is receding

So that's all folks! thankfully! 

There are still 20 flood warnings in place along the Lincolnshire coast and you can keep up with the latest flooding information where you are by visiting the Environment Agency website.

Right I'm off for a much needed lie- down good night!

Sport: Lincolnshire's 'Wolfie' runs out of puff

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Sadly three- times Lakeside champion Martin 'Wolfie' Adams' bid for a fourth BDO wold title is over.

He's been beaten by fourth seed Jamie Hughes 5-4.

Wolfie, who revealed last year that he has been battling prostate cancer, had been hoping to continue a fairytale run at Frimley Green having already beaten Jeff Smith and Ryan Joyce.

Martin Adams
BBC

High tide is ebbing from Lincolnshire coast

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live

It's been and is going thank goodness!

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Large fire in Grimsby

BBC Radio Humberside

There's a large building fire in the Corporation Road area of Grimsby tonight. 

Humberside Fire and Rescue say there is a large amount of smoke in the area. 

They are urging people living nearby to keep their windows closed and for motorists to drive carefully.  

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Water level in Boston now going down

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Traffic and travel: Crash causes disruption in Lincoln city centre

BBC Travel

A crash involving two vehicles in Lincoln is causing major disruption tonight.

It's at the junction of University Bridge with Carholme Road.

Lincolnshire Police have told BBC Radio Lincolnshire it'll take at least 40 minutes for them to recover the vehicles.

Lincoln crash
BBC

Latest from the Emergency Planning Centre:

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Tide is expected to ebb from the Lincolnshire coast in the next half an hour.

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10 foot waves reported near Mablethorpe

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Speaking to BBC Radio Lincolnshire- Emergency Volunteer Helen Parker said the waves were ten foot high at high tide in Trusthorpe.

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Latest advice from Environment Agency

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live

Situation calm in Boston

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Watch: Surfer takes to the sea despite warnings

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

Despite repeated warnings to stay away from the coast by the Environment Agency and emergency services this surfer's still decided to take to the sea in Skegness.

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Here's Peter with a look at tonight's Look North

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

High tide due in Skegness shortly

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

Boston braces itself for tonight's high tide

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Army deployed in Skegness

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Soldiers are being deployed in Skegness to persuade people not to turn up to take pictures.

100 soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment are still in Skegness and Louth providing support to the emergency services. 

Warning there could be an overtopping of sea defences during high tide.

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Tidal surge hits Lincolnshire

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The emergency services are closely monitoring the weather as tonight's predicted storm surge threatens coastal areas on the Lincolnshire coast. 

Gale force winds, combined with this evening's high tides and dangerous waves, means Lincolnshire is particularly at risk. 

100 soldiers have been drafted in to advise and help communities. 

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The tidal surge is actually coming down the Lincolnshire coast as we speak... thankfully the storm surge has separated out now.

Ian ReedLincolnshire's Head of Emergency Planning

Man found dead at Morton Hall

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A man's been found dead at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre near Lincoln. 

The 27 year old from Poland was found earlier this week.  

The Home Office says the man's body was discovered in the centre on Wednesday. 

An independent investigation is being carried out by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. 

Officials say their thoughts are with the man's family. 

Morton Hall is run by the Prison Service, on behalf of UK Border Agency. 

The centre holds men who are subject to deportation who require secure conditions.

High Tide: latest from the Environment Agency

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's the latest from the Environment Agency ahead of this evening's high tide:

  • 20 flood warnings remain in place along the Lincolnshire coast
  • High tides are due in; Mablethorpe at 1803 GMT, Skegness 1846 GMT & Boston 1840, 
  • You are being advised to stay away from the coast

For the latest flood information, visit the Environment Agency website.

Flood warning
BBC

Machinery stolen in Brigg

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live

Two high value scissor lifts, an amount of diesel fuel and a number of power tools have been stolen from a demolition site in Brigg.

It happened at the former Falcon Cycles premises in Bridge Street between 14:00 GMT Wednesday 11 January and 07:30 GMT Thursday 12 January.

Humberside Police are appealing for any information from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity.

Sport: Darts legend Martin 'Wolfie' Adams is in action!

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Oche, oche, oche! Oi, oi oi!!

Lincolnshire's Martin 'Wolfie' Adams is in action at the BDO World Darts Championship.

He's taking on fellow Englishman Jamie Hughes in the Quarter Finals.

C'mon Wolfie!

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£35 million to improve Lincolnshire's roads

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire's getting £35 million from the government to improve it's roads. 

The Department of Transport is handing the county one of the highest amounts in the country. 

The money will be used to improve safety, repair potholes and cut congestion. 

Pothole
BBC

The funding we have allocated today is focused on relieving congestion and providing important upgrades to ensure our roads are fit for the future - helping to build an economy that works for everyone.

Andrew JonesTransport Minister

Dogs stolen from Lincolnshire village

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Eight dogs, including five puppies, have been stolen from a small caravan site in Burgh Le Marsh.

They're all Lurchers and it happened sometime between 10:00 and 18:00 last Friday.

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Lincolnshire Police
Dog
Lincolnshire Police
Dog
Lincolnshire Police

Police want anyone with information to get in touch.

RAF Sentinel to check for any damage to flood defences

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live

An RAF Sentinel surveillance aircraft will be flying over Lincolnshire later to check for any damage to flood defences after this morning's high tide.

RAF Sentinel
BBC

This morning's high tide wasn't as bad as feared and passed without incident. 

100 soldiers are still in Skegness and Louth 'warning and informing' residents about the risk of flooding. 

Twenty flood warnings remain in place on the Lincolnshire coast.

Paying tribute to Graham Taylor

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Graham Taylor will be remembered with a minute's applause at football matches this weekend. 

Graham Taylor
BBC

The former England manager who grew up in Scunthorpe and whose career included spells at Grimsby Town and Lincoln City died on Thursday at the age of 72. 

All 35 games in the Football League will pay tribute. 

Lincoln have also confirmed a minute's applause will also be held at their FA Trophy match at Gateshead tomorrow.

One hundred soldiers on standby

Jake Zuckerman

BBC Look North

As we told you earlier, we're not quite out of the woods yet when it comes to the tidal surge and that's why the army unit sent to Skegness won't be going anywhere for the time being. 

Major Chris Carter
bbc

Major Chris Carter from the 2 York Battalion says the local authority has given them an interesting task before they head to warmer climes:

They've been very accommodating and it's been a good bit of variety, we're going to Afghanistan next Christmas and it's a welcome change to give something back to the community as opposed to being overseas

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Latest from the 'Emergency Planning Centre'

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Boston and Skegness MP meets troops on coast

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman thanks troops from the Yorkshire Regiment for their support.

100 soldiers are still in Skegness and Louth 'warning and informing' residents about the risk of flooding tonight.

Matt Warman MP meeting troops
Matt Warman

Man charged over Skegness attempted robbery

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A man arrested in connection with an incident in Skegness yesterday lunchtime has been charged. 

Robert Gaydon, 49, from Alexandra Road, has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. 

He's due before Lincoln Magistrates Court today. 

Twenty flood warnings still in place along Lincolnshire coast

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live

A string of flood warnings remain in place in Lincolnshire this afternoon amid fears thousands of homes are at risk from a storm surge during this evening's high tide. 

This morning's high tide wasn't as bad as feared and passed without incident. 

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have warned there could still be problems later.

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Gale force winds combined with this evening's high tides and dangerous waves means Lincolnshire is particularly at risk. 

One hundred soldiers are still in Skegness and Louth 'warning and informing' residents about the risk of flooding tonight.

Weather: Feeling very cold this afternoon

BBC Weather

A windy afternoon, severe gales will bring a risk of flooding along the coast where the strong winds combine with high tides this afternoon. Wind and flood warnings are in place. 

A few wintry showers will continue in places, but otherwise a lot of dry weather with some spells of sunshine. Highs of 4C (39F) feeling sub zero in the wind chill. 

Friday afternoon weather forecast
BBC

Headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here at the top stories from our newsroom:

Police find boy’s lock-knife in boot of car after sleeping in Spar car park

Lincolnshire Echo

A 17-year-old dad-of-two has been caught sleeping in the back of a car with a lock-knife.

Lock Knife
Lincolnshire Echo

'No reason to be complacent' - MP defends extensive storm surge plans

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Now we've all made it through this morning's tidal surge with little bother, some people are starting to say the authorities overreacted in their response to the forecasts.

However, the MP for Boston and Skegness, Matt Warman, says it's far better to be safe than sorry:

There is no reason to be complacent...If it turns out after the event we have prepared for the worst case scenario and not needed all those resources, I don't know of a single person who would say we shouldn't have made those plans."

Matt WarmanMP for Boston and Skegness

Traffic and travel: Road closure in Gainsborough

BBC Travel

We got these reports that Police had closed part of Bridge Street:

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We've looked into it and police say they're dealing with the aftermath of a crash on Ropery Road. The vehicles involved are currently being recovered.

Sandbag supplies for North Lincolnshire

With flood warnings still in place in the Humber region, North Lincolnshire Council says it'll be replenishing supplies of sandbags in at-risk areas.

Another high tide is expected later on today. 

Here's where sandbags will be handed out from around 14:00 this afternoon:

  • Waterside Road, Barton
  • East Marsh Road, Goxhill
  • Barrow Road, New Holland

Visit the Environment Agency website for the latest information.

Flood warnings in northern Lincolnshire
BBC

North Yorks troops to remain in Skegness

Jake Zuckerman

BBC Look North

Soldiers from 2 Yorks Battalion, usually based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, are staying in Skegness today just in case there are problems with the high tide this evening.

Soldiers
BBC

Focus is now turning towards the next high tide on the east coast at about 18:00 amid worries over a possible storm surge.

This morning's high tide in Lincolnshire passed without incident.

In pictures: When the snow meets the sea at Skegness

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Take a look at these amazing photos from a wintry Skegness this morning taken by Lisa Collins:

Skegness
Lisa Collins
Skegness
Lisa Collins
Skegness
Lisa Collins